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Divorce and Taxes: How to Protest Yourself

Divorce and taxes are the important subject of our live event with Pacific Cascade Legal, a premier family law firm in Oregon and Washington. We discuss how divorce impacts joint tax liability, when there might be relief granted for separation of joint liability, and other important tax considerations when navigating divorce from your spouse.




Thank you to Pacific Cascade Legal for sponsoring this recording. Their website is

In the podcast, we cover a variety of topics including:

  • What are joint tax returns? Who can file them?
  • What is the difference between Married Filing Jointly and Married Filing Separately?
  • Does Married Filing Jointly create a joint liability?
  • What is the significance of joint and several liability for taxes?
  • Can I get out of joint liability for taxes?
  • Innocent spouse relief for divorce and taxes
  • Injured spouse relief
  • What to do about taxes if you are a victim?
  • Tacit approval of joint tax returns
  • Divorce and conflict of interest


Divorce is hard enough without having to worry about taxes too. But taxes are inevitable. And a divorce adds a new layer of complication to tax preparation and tax planning. No one wants to overpay their taxes as the result of a divorce.

We recommend that you work with both a tax attorney and tax advisor when navigating a divorce.


If you are in need of a new CPA firm, feel free to reach out to We are based in Atlanta and work with clients nationwide.

Our website is:

Phone: 678-235-5460

Gary Massey, CPA

Massey and Company CPA

Based in Atlanta and Chicago, Massey and Company CPA specializes in tax and accounting matters of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and their families.
We do everything related to tax return preparation and tax planning, as well as accounting and bookkeeping for small businesses using QuickBooks Online.
In addition, we represent taxpayers before the IRS, keeping taxpayers out of tax trouble. We negotiate with the IRS and the state, so you do not have to.
We know the tax issues. We know our way around the IRS. We know QuickBooks. And we know how to help you save taxes and keep more of your hard-earned profits.

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